Spring Family Weekend

March 10-12, 2017


Lodging is SOLD OUT* as of 2/23/2016.  Weekend Day Passes are available! 

*****Friday Night's session is open to the public for free, however, Weekend Day Passes must be purchased for Saturday and Sunday.  Weekend Day Passes include all meals and activities, just not lodging.   Weekend passes can be purchased in advance online through the application below.  Passes will also be available the day of the event at Susque's office.  Purchases at the door are $5 more per adult and $2.50 more per child.  *******

*We do have a few "rustic" options (winterized cabins, no electricity), please call our office (570-998-2151) if you would like to book a rustic option.

We all seek to invest more time into our families. But intentional time just seems to keep slipping by. Camp Susque invites you to come away for the weekend, let us do the dirty work, and carve out that much-needed family time. The weekend is geared to all ages and will be a great fit for families with small children, parents with adult children, and couples.

Our speaker will deliver messages geared for families. The rest of your weekend will be filled with scrumptious meals, a multitude of activities, and the ability to participate in as much or as little as you like. Let us serve you!

This year we are pleased to announce that Dr. Tedd Tripp will be our speaker at Spring Family Weekend.  Tedd Tripp has a long history at Camp Susque, and is the author of numerous books including "Shepherding a Child's Heart."  To learn more about Dr. Tripp or his ministries, go to Shepherdingtheheart.org

Register for Family Weekend


Lodging Inclusive:

  • Adults: $75
  • Children under 18: $25
  • Children 5 and under: Free
  • Includes: 2 nights lodging, 4 meals, 2 evening snacks, and all weekend activities.
  • Have a large family? Ask about our Large-Family Discount! 570.998.2151 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Weekend Day Pass 

  • Adults advance: $30 ($35 at the door)
  • Children under 18: $12.50 ($15 at the door)
  • Children 5 and under: Free
  • Includes Meals and activities Saturday and Sunday


Dr. Tedd Tripp.  Bio from his ministry website:

Tedd Tripp is the president of Shepherding the Heart Ministries, a non-profit organization, whose mission is connecting the hearts of God’s people to the power and grace of the gospel. Tedd has developed and teaches materials that encourage the people of God to understand gospel hope for the ways that human beings are pushed and pulled by the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Tedd is known around the world for the best-selling child rearing book, Shepherding a Child’s Heart, and as the presenter of Shepherding a Child’s Heart Ministries.

Tedd Tripp is Pastor Emeritus of Grace Fellowship Church in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, where he served from 1980 until 2012. Tedd was married to his wife, Margy, in 1968; they are parents of three adult children and nine grandchildren. Tedd is the author of A Parent’s Handbook for Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Hints for Parents, and with his wife, Margy, Instructing a Child’s Heart. 

Dr. Tripp is a graduate of Geneva College, B.A., Philadelphia Theological Seminary, M. Div., Westminster Theological Seminary, D. Min.


You will be staying in one of our cozy lodges, with one family per room. Each lodge has shared bathrooms, a central lounge, and plenty of heat! 

Susque Lodge sleeps 4-6 people per room, with a mix of double and bunk beds. This lodge also has a spacious balcony and sweeping back and front porches.

Laurel Lodge sleeps 5 people per room, with a mix of double and bunk beds. This lodge has a loft feel to the second story and a small front porch.

Rustic options also include our winterized cabins or Nature Den.  RVs are also welcome and water & electric hookups (up to 30 amp) are available.

Lodging preferences are on a first-come, first serve basis based on registration dates.


Leave the meal prep and dishes to us! Let Susque serve you hand and foot as we prepare delicious dishes for all palates. Three hearty meals on Saturday and a loaded brunch on Sunday will leave you full and content. Not to mention the evening snacks and endless coffee and tea bar. 

If your family has food allergies and preferences, you will be able to list those on your registration form. Our Food Service Manager has taken the time and initiative to ensure that Susque is able to handle most allergies and preferences, while still ensuring high-quality, filling meals, provided that allergies are submitted at least 2 weeks prior to the weekend. If you are registering within 2 weeks of the event, please call Susque at 570-998-2151 to discuss your dietary needs.

Packing List

A printable packing list will be available closer to the event.


Schedule:  See below.

SFW Schedule


*Free Time Activities may include:

Pottery, hikes, climbing wall, riflery, ping pong tournament, board and card games, making ice cream, hayride, etc.

Payment Policies


$50/family non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required with your registration form. Your registration will not be finalized without the deposit.

Balance Due

Your remaining balance, after the deposit is paid, is due the Friday night you arrive.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations made 7 days prior to the registered camp date allows for a full refund of any monies paid, minus the non-refundable deposit. After that date, all monies paid are non-refundable.


Does Susque have cell reception?

Yes. There is excellent reception for Verizon and AT&T.

Does Susque have wifi?

Yes. Wifi is available in our lodges and dining hall.


Pets are not allowed in our lodges or Dining Hall.  For those staying in RVs or our rustic lodging, please inquire first.

What if there is inclement weather?

If the weather is bad enough to cancel camp, you will be contacted as soon as the decision is made.

What medical care is provided for the weekend?

Your family is responsible for meeting your medical needs throughout the weekend. A hospital and urgent care clinic are about a half-hour away.

Are there any mandatory activities for the weekend?

Nope. Join us for as many or as few scheduled activities as you like!

I'm a single adult, can I come without a family?

Absolutely.  We will be setting aside lodging for those that will not be bringing a family.  However, please be aware that you may be lodging with others due to room scarcity.

May we bring our own sporting equipment (bow, rifle, etc)?

Yes. Target sport equipment must be locked in your car with the ammunition locked in a separate container/area (ie: trunk or glove box) when not in use.

Are Linens provided for beds?

No.  Guests must provide their own bedding and towels. 

"You are worthy, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they were created and have their being." Revelation 4:11